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wanting to try something new in oz?

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1. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Im running out of money in oz and need some cash, im a carpenter back home but i want to try a new career while im here, but im not sure wheres best to find work, maybe a sales job, i have no experience but it appeals to me, i would prefer cash work and would consider labouring, but only short term. every place we have been we have found it hard to get a job, we have been from cairns to sydney, is melbourne a good place to find work??

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5236 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I don't know what things are like in sales e.a., but I found that in IT, the weeks up to Christmas were the worst possible time of the year to look for work. As soon as the new year started, the amount of available work increased dramatically. (This was in Melbourne, but reportedly, the same holds throughout the country.)

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I was in Melbourne for a few months from March 2007, and it seemed like a pretty good place for backpackers to find work, I certainly had no trouble anyway :) Try cold-calling a few places you think you might like to work, in any city that you enjoy. Or, I always recommend this site:, to anyone looking for work in Aussie. It has all types of jobs listed, and right now there's LOTS going short-term for the summer holidays, so you might be in luck ;)